Farmer Resource Fair 2023


Friday, May 12, 2023


11:00am – 2:00pm


New Entry Sustainable Farming Project  733 Cabot Street, Beverly MA, 01915



Are you a beginning or small farmer in eastern MA? Do you need help registering your farm with the USDA Farm Service Agency? Do you want to accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition and WIC Coupons at your local farmers market? What about SNAP and HIP? Do you have questions for Extension or MDAR representatives?

If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, register and save the date for the New Entry Farmer Resource Fair. This unique event will bring together essential farm service providers so you can get all your questions answered and register for programs right on the spot!

We encourage you to schedule an appointment in advance with the vendors for personal 1:1 support in the application process.  We will email you in advance to let you know what documents to bring to your appointment.

Vendor Registration:

We are currently accepting vendor applications for the resource fair. Vendor Registration here.

What service providers will be attending?

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS)
• Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
• Massachusetts Agriculture Innovation Center
• Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP)
UMASS Extension Ag Programs and Services
• Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
• The Carrot Project
• Farm Credit East
• Green Beverly
• Greenbelt Essex County’s Land Trust
• Land for Good
• Tufts Pollinator Initiative
• New Entry Food Hub

And More!!!!


Field Activities:

Tufts Pollinator Initiative - Join Tufts Pollinator Initiative experts for a guided pollinator safari. We will spy tiny herbivores grazing on leaves, watch fierce predators hunting prey, and witness the spectacle of animal migration…all in the middle of the farm. Safaris are suitable for all ages, and everyone will get a chance to get up close with our gentle pollinators.

UMASS Extension Ag Programs and Services: Will be conducting a pest walk, to share about identification and integrated pest management. 

In addition to these great opportunities, wander through the historic barn to learn about and meet other important farm service providers.